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Château de Portets Ambassadeur de Graves

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Château de Portets




Pure elegance, one can taste the epitamy of fresh crisp fruits, morello cherries and crurents, all coming together to tease the nose. An oakyness of genuine quality, a characteristic of a well matured wine.

The cabernet brings aroma and structure, whereas the merlot its powerful scent and suppleness.

Overall, this wine has a pleasing red fruits aroma accompanied by grilled and spicy notes. Elegant a structured; refined and aromatic.



Surface : 20 hectares or 49.5 acres.

Terroir : strong gravelly soil made of a first pebble layer and subsoil flint/clay.

Density of planting : 5,000 vines/hectare.

Average vine age: 30 years.

Blend : 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Crop Yield : 49 hectoliters/hectare.



Harvest : Handpicked and machine harvested.

Vatting time : 24 to 30 days.

Fermentation duration : 4 to 5 days.

Maceration time : 20 to 25 days.

Temperature regulation : cement tanks with thermo-regulation.

Malolactic fermentation : 10% en fûts de chêne.



The wines are hence aged for 12 months in oak barrels, renewed in part each year, one third at a time. The final blending of the wine is then performed, before a small fining and finally the bottling at the château.

Production : 120 000 bottles.



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